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be contingent on increased spending for border security. president obama is expected to formally unveil his immigration proposal on tuesday. french and molly forces continue to make advances in their offensive to unseat islamist rebels from the north of mali. over the weekend, the france, mali operation to control of the key towns of timbuktu, sparking scenes of celebration in the streets. the u.s. meanwhile has confirmed plans to expand its military support to french soldiers in mali. there will now provide aerial refueling and aircraft to allow for a speedier deployment of troops to the battlefield. the obama administration has gone ahead with the military support, despite concerns around the violation of u.s. laws barring military assistance to governments that came to power through a coup. at the u.n. refugee agency spokesperson melissa fleming issued an appeal for more aid to mali and said civilians in the north are reporting ongoing abuses by the rebels. >> we are renewing our appeal for urgent scaling up of international aid for hundreds of thousands of people now displaced by the wa
may, avoiding another new showdown with president obama for a least a few months. the move would temporarily suspend the federal government's $16.4 trillion borrowing limit until may 18 without the dollar for dollar spending cuts that republicans have demanded. in a bid to pressure the senate, the legislation calls for withholding the salaries of lawmakers if one of the chambers of congress fails to pass a budget blueprint by mid april. the senate is expected to approve the measure this week. the u.s. appears to be escalating its drone war in yemen with yet another deadly attack. at least six people were killed in northern yemen on wednesday in the fifth u.s. strike in as many days. the drone reportedly hit a moving vehicle, burning the corpses beyond recognition. recent u.s. drone attacks in yemen have killed at least 20 people and sparked protests from residents claiming a loss of civilian life. a suicide bombing in northern iraq has killed least 35 people and wounded more than 75 others. the attack struck a shia mosque during a funeral for the relative of a slain politician. i
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